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  • Parents of Turin chief rabbi survive Tunis terror attack

    1 week ago

    Two Italian Jewish tourists survived the terrorist attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunisia.

    Alberto Di Porto, 71, and Anna Di Porto, 60, of Rome both managed to escape the shooting attack Wednesday in the capital city of Tunisia by gunmen wearing what appeared to be military...

  • Head of Venice Jewish community resigns abruptly

    September 9, 2013 | 11:55 am

    Venice Jewish community president Riccardo Calimani abruptly announced his resignation during Rosh Hashanah services.

    Calimani, an author and historian who had been elected four months ago, did not offer a reason for his resignation on the evening of Sept. 4 during services at...

  • New UCLA program puts spotlight on Mediterranean Jewish life

    By Tom Tugend

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    UCLA has established an academic program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies, focusing on the rich history of Jewish life and culture in Italy, as well as in France, Spain, the Balkans, Greece, North Africa, Egypt and aspects of Israel's past.

    Starting in the fall, the program will bring...

  • Beyond the Garden of the Finzi-Contini’s

    By Tom Tugend

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The leaders of the Jewish community worry about the high intermarriage rate, whether the children of such marriages are to be accepted as Jews, and about the separation of church and state.

    Sounds like part of the communal agenda in almost any American city, but in this case the...

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